My September Newsletter – UN General Assembly and Beyond

UN General Assembly High Level Week: I was in New York representing the European Union at various events during the high-level week.  This included the High-level meeting to mark the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities;…

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Working together to stop Internet shutdowns

EU-OHCHR webinar ‘Working together to stop Internet shutdowns’ Opening remarks by the EUSR for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore Monday, 26 September 2022, 13.30 CET   Recoding available here (2:12-9:36) CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Thank you very much, Peggy [Hicks]. Good afternoon to everybody. It is a pleasure to be with you on this online event tackling…

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UN General Assembly High Level Week – Minority Rights

UN General Assembly High Level Week 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities Statement by the European Union delivered by Eamon Gilmore, EU Special Representative for Human Rights 21 September 2022  (Watch video recording below) I have the honour of…

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Responsible business conduct, innovation, Artificial Intelligence

Intel and Article One Symposium in association with the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin Keynote Address by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore Monday, 12 September 2022 Good morning everyone.  It is a great pleasure to be with you today for this symposium and I would like to thank Intel and…

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Opinion: The world needs a renewed push for human rights

Opinion published on 11 September 2022 by Politico. Read the full opinion here. Freedom, equality and dignity shouldn’t just be aspirations and ambitions, but actions. In the last year, we have seen an avalanche of crises. Afghanistan, where girls are denied education, and women their equality; Belarus, where there are now over 1,300 political prisoners;…

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Global State of Human Rights conference

Annual Conference on the Global State of Human Rights Organised by the European Parliament and Global Campus of Human Rights Remarks by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore Saturday 16 July 2022, Venice, Italy   Watch the video recording here (from 09:32:00 to 09:45:25) CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY   Thank you very much…

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UNSC Arria-Formula meeting on Transitional Justice in Colombia

United Nations Security Council Arria-Formula meeting “A Milestone Year for a Peaceful Future: Transitional Justice in Colombia” Remarks by EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore 14 July 2022   CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY. Thank you very much Ambassador. Let’s say at the beginning that as a citizen of Ireland, I want to thank you…

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Transitional Justice in Colombia – UN Web TV

14 July 2022, New YorkInformal comments to the media by Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, and H.E. Eamon Gilmore, European Union Special Representative for Human Rights and Special Envoy for the Peace Process in Colombia, on the Transitional Justice in Colombia, before the start of the Security Council…

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Promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief in the face of global challenges

Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief “Promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief in the face of global challenges” Remarks by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore   Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen; I wish to thank Foreign Secretary Truss for hosting this Ministerial today, which I am honoured to address on…

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International Conference on the Future of Human Rights

International Conference on the Future of Human Rights and the Fight Against Impunity Organised by Fight Impunity Organisation and the European Parliamentary Research Service, with the participation of No Peace without Justice Remarks by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore Thursday, 16 June 2022   CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY   It is a…

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